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Old 09-20-2012, 11:41 PM   #1
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How level do you have to be?

The refridg cools fine when level, after settling a few days it was not cooling, so i releveled, and fridge cooled back down to 32. Now it seems we have started to lean just a bit, and fridge is back to 40 degrees. Is it really that precise or possible something else??
Its a 08 GTown.
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:43 AM   #2
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The refridg cools fine when level, after settling a few days it was not cooling, so i releveled, and fridge cooled back down to 32. Now it seems we have started to lean just a bit, and fridge is back to 40 degrees. Is it really that precise or possible something else??
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Without getting into great detail about how an enclosed ammonia system cooling system works you have answered your own question.

YES, you must have it as close to level as possible to make it work the most efficiently.



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Old 09-21-2012, 07:24 PM   #3
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I disagree. Our fridge in our 360 has worked well when not level. No problem getting it down to 35. Have yours checked. It should not have to be perfectly level. Now that said, you can't be way off like really tilted in either direction.
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:37 PM   #4
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I disagree. Our fridge in our 360 has worked well when not level. No problem getting it down to 35. Have yours checked. It should not have to be perfectly level. Now that said, you can't be way off like really tilted in either direction.
I agree. Something is wrong with the fridge.
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Old 09-22-2012, 11:47 AM   #5
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when we first got our trailer
tow ball height was off a little
3 or 4" from front to back
and the frig did turn itself off once
while towing

but
if we just do our best so as to level
all should be fine and working
don't have to be perfect
we use small round leveling bubbles
epoxed onto rear bumper

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Old 09-22-2012, 02:30 PM   #6
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Generally, on units less than 20 years old, if you're level enough to sleep comfortablly, you're okay on the reefer.
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Old 09-22-2012, 02:55 PM   #7
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I disagree. Our fridge in our 360 has worked well when not level. No problem getting it down to 35. Have yours checked. It should not have to be perfectly level. Now that said, you can't be way off like really tilted in either direction.
You disagree with this statement?

"YES, you must have it as close to level as possible to make it work the most efficiently".

You don't think it will work more efficiently level like it was designed?
If you still disagree you have no idea how these liquid systems work.
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:05 PM   #8
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All the previous answers are subjective, as to "level". Place a bulls eye level on the flat in the freezer and adjust level to that. If you are reading level off a kitchen counter or dinette, then fridge may not be close to level.
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:02 PM   #9
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On our Georgetown we have to be almost perfectly level for the fridge to work properly. On our previous toyhauler as long as you were close it worked fine. It seems to be the same with our friends with RV's. Those with MH have to be pretty much perfectly level, those with toyhaulers just need to be close.
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